Inca Trail Trekking Regulations
In 1996 to 2001, 1500 people were starting the Inca Road, beginning at the Km 88, everyday 1000 tourists from the world, and 500 porters. There were not any regulations, and many hikers had camps wherever they want it, using the Inca ruins, those places were used as toilets and rubbish places, all along the Inca trail.
The UNESCO was almost to remove the status as a World Heritage, in order to protect the Inca trail; the Peruvian government introduced new Inca trail Regulations since 2002, and we think it was the best decision. These regulations restrict the number of hikers, and prevent hikers to trek by themselves the trail independently. Also some but tour operator gave bat treatment to Andean porter, no meals, any equipment to them, any help, just they took as much it was possible, and nowadays the first day of hike, the porter have a scale to weigh their load, and every day also, to give a better life working as a porter.
In 2005, the number of hikers was permitted to start the Inca trail with a limit of 500 hikers per day; this figure is made up of 200 tourists, and 300 porters between the Inca trail of 4 and 2 days hike. The Peruvian authorities should be praised for their progressive stance on successfully protecting the Inca road for future generations.
The Peruvian government a few years ago, it has get limited the number of visitors to Machu Picchu to 2500 people per day, not more.
Trekkers from the Inca roads arrive very early morning to get a nice sunrise in this magical land of the Incas´ and get into Machu Picchu, of course before the crowds that they arrive by train.
The Inca road is part of Machu Picchu Sanctuary, and it is protected area managed by the Peru government, the rules of Machu Picchu park “is mandatory” and only authorized campsites are used to every tour operator.
Procedures rules must be followed:
- Payment of entrance fees:
The only valid document granting the right to walk into the Inca net road “the Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary Network” is the ticket issued by the INC, this ticket is personal and non-transferable, and includes the entrance fee to Machu Picchu Park. Under no circumstances, the payment is use to be into this famous trail around the world.
The reimbursement of payment is not possible under any circumstance.
Reservations are made by INC in Cuzco city, for receiving the confirmation with corresponding reservation code.
The reservation is subject to the daily capacity emitted by the UGM 500 people, including guides, porters, and hikers, therefore Trek 2 Machu Picchu recommend you to reserve your place far in advance.
Trek 2 Machu Picchu path tour need some details about every client to obtain the entrance permits, please send us, your full names, passport numbers, ages and nationalities for the authorities INC and UGM.
A valid International student green identification card is considered as a student, they have a nice discount on their entrance fee.
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